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Hero Certified Burgers

Burgers 08 Feb 2012
The Urban Craze
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There’s a new Hero Burger location that popped up around the Church and Wellesley area. It replaced the long resident Lettieri Espresso + Bar that occupied the spot for as long as I can remember. Hero Burger is Lettieri’s entrance to the burger market. The place isn’t small, but isn’t huge either.

Hero Certified Burgers
77 Wellesley Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1H7
(416) 972-9665

I guess I didn't really like the layout too much as there's a number of seats that are close to the door without any way of blocking the frigid winds as customers made their way in and out of the burger joint. Because of this, my friend and I quickly decided to try and grab the warmest seats possible.We decided to order something small as we weren’t really hungry. We each got the 4oz Signature Burger combo, mine with onion rings and hers with fries. She got the fountain iced tea and I decided to mix mine up with Coke and Fresca. And not gonna lie, this combination didn't taste bad at all. A very nice pleasant surprise actually.

The food took about 10 mins or so to be ready for pickup. My friend topped her burger wwith lettuce, tomato, cheese and the hero sauce. I got mine topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions, cheese and hero sauce. First bite?? Not impressed. I mean hero burger is a popular choice amongst a number of people I know. And if anyone’s been to the location that’s close to Eaton’s Centre, it’s quite packed normally. The burger patty felt like it’s has been sitting there for a while or just somehow it was blended with a weird taste meat or seasoning. It tasted like a healthy cafeteria type burger patty. Now I don’t mind a “healthy” burger patty, but this wasn’t good at all. Now the sides were better, the onion rings were fine and the fries were pretty decent.

Overall, I would say about average in comparison to most burger joints. The toppings were fresh, so I can’t bad mouth that. So it really just came down to a bad patty. Personally, I didn’t like hero burger. To mess up or have a bad tasting patty is a bad selling point if you’re a burger joint. It’s like being a seafood joint and you don’t serve fresh seafood… this shizz cray? Maybe it’s a one off? Will I try them again? …… Sure I guess. Maybe I’m too nice sometimes as a reviewer, but here’s to second chances. How was your experience?

The Damage: $19.08 after tax

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best possible description of Brian: Works wayy too hard, but enjoys the simple things in life with a passion to give back to the community. He's interested in how things are started up and believes there are a ton of hidden gems within and just outside the city. Last but not least, continually grateful for all that has happened... the good and the bad. Cause honestly, we're more than blessed.


  1. Raff
    April 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Looking forward to an over-priced, under-cooked burger and burnt tid-bit greasy fries for a price that makes you scream bloody murder?
    You’ve found the place.

    • Brian
      May 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      yeah we unfortunately weren’t very impressed either.

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